We had a wonderful show day in 2023 and are so pleased to hear that many thought it had that traditional ag show feel about it! It was especially great to see so many locals, new and old, getting involved in competitions whether it be home produce, creative art, dog high jump or pumpkin growing! The results have been published in this week's Foster Mirror Newspaper and have been uploaded to Competition pages.
Some great photos were snapped at this year's show. We'd love to see them and maybe even use them in future show promotions. If you have some favourite snaps of the day please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Taylah Clark Photography took some beauties at the showgrounds and Bennison Rec Reserve. Click here to see her Foster Show Day album.
We would love to hear what you thought of our 2023 show and your suggestions for how we can improve. We want the Foster Show to remain a key event on our South Gippy community calendar for many years to come so we're keen to know what you'd like us to include in coming years. Scan or click on the QR code to take a short survey.
Thanks to the generous support of the Toora & District and Foster Branch Community Bank we're thrilled to showcase the action of the woodchop again in 2023! New additions included in our 2022 show proved very popular and we're excited to include them as part of our future shows. The sheep breed display, Leaders in Agriculture Seminar Program and the Young Farmers Challenge will all be back again in 2023 :)
Crowd favourites such as the dog high jump and sheep dog trial will of course be on display for all to enjoy. The exhibit shed will be open to display the craft, cooking and gardening talents of locals, young and old.
Of course the best way for you to work out what your show favourite is, be it new or old, is to mark Saturday 25th February 2023 on your calendar and come along for a great day out.
The Foster Show is a celebration of agriculture, the foundation of many families and businesses in South Gippsland. We're proud to offer an event true to what country shows started as - a showcase of the best stock, produce and crafts in the district and the opportunity for locals to catch up with old mates and check out what's new in farming and their community.
Regardless of age, gender or background, there's something for everyone at the Foster Show. After the kids have checked out their winnings in the pavilion competitions there's plenty of free entertainment on offer including Bricks 4 Kidz and face painting; the pet parade and; the animal nursery so they can get up close and personal with their favourite furry friends. The adults get a chance to get away from the house or work for the day, catch up with friends, compare downfalls and successes of the last year and check out what local businesses have to offer. Whilst the oldies are their to steal the show in the pavilion with their second to none preserves and knitting, they also get the opportunity to reminisce on their days on the farm or riding their pony to school as they stroll down the Avenue of Agriculture.
If that hasn't sold it for you, spending the day at the Foster Show is simply a great way to show your support of agriculture in Australia and your local community. The people of Foster have loved their show for over 100 years and they're excited to share it with you!
Locally - Shuttle Bus
In 2023 we are pleased to offer a shuttle bus to reduce parking congestion around the showgrounds. The bus will drop off/pick up from Foster, Fish Creek* and Toora*. Click here for more information.
* must be pre-booked for this trip to run
Travel east on the South Gippsland Hwy towards Yarram. Turn right towards the township of Foster. Turn left at the main intersection (Station Rd). The Showgrounds are located on the left before the South Gippsland Hospital.
Travel west on the South Gippsland Hwy towards Melbourne. Turn left towards the township of Foster. Turn left at the main intersection (Station Rd). The Showgrounds are located on the left before the South Gippsland Hospital.
Whilst a car is by far the best way to explore South Gippsland, the VLine Bus travels between Foster and Melbourne a few times each day.
(16yrs and over)
(must produce student, health care or pension card)
Children - FREE ENTRY 2023
Dogs allowed on leads